The Yeutter Institute’s Applied International Trade Research Internship is an opportunity to work on a team, develop new skills, learn about international trade, and produce a research product for Cargill, all under the guidance of a UNL faculty mentor.
The vision of University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumnus and renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter, the Yeutter Institute connects academic disciplines related to law, business and agriculture in order to prepare students for leadership roles in international trade and finance, support interdisciplinary research and increase public understanding of these issues.
What to Expect
The Yeutter Institute 2021 summer internship is an opportunity to learn applied economics, Excel, and data skills, and develop presentation and writing abilities. A team of up to 5 students will spend the summer researching applied trade topics for Cargill under the mentorship of John Beghin, faculty chair and agricultural economist in the Yeutter Institute. Beghin’s teaching, research and outreach programs focus on international agricultural trade and non-tariff barriers.
Students will have weekly meetings with the faculty mentor and interact with the Cargill executives at critical junctures (about 3 virtual meetings during the summer).
Stipend and Timeline
Selected students will receive a $3,000 stipend and are expected to work with teammates in Lincoln for 10 to 12 weeks this summer. Credit hours can be gained, but the associated fees are not covered by the program. This opportunity will require full involvement and is not to be combined with concurrent internship opportunities.
Students will primarily meet in person at Filley Hall, East Campus, 1625 Arbor Drive, Lincoln, Nebraska.
· UNL students who are a rising junior and up
· Strong academic standing in economics courses
· Creativity and a strong work ethic
· Interest in international trade and agribusiness
Interested students should contact John Beghin (email@example.com) with a copy of their resume and a short description of the relevant course work taken in economics, agricultural economics, statistics, and related topics (data, Excel, etc).
Applications close March 10, 2021.